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all the prophets with the sword. Go in and slay them; let none | Ashtaroth from among you, and Then Jezebel sent a messenger come forth. And they smote prepare your hearts unto the unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods them with the edge of the sword; LORD, and serve him only; and he do to me, and more also, if I make and the guard and the captains will deliver you out of the hand not thy life as the life of one of cast them out, and went to the of the Philistines. them by to - morrow about this city of the house of Baal. time.

2 Kings xxii, 16, 17. Thus saith 2 Kings xi, 18. And all the peo- the LORD, Behold, I will bring Isa. Ixv, 11, 12. Bat ye are they ple of the land went into the house evil upon this place, and upon the that forsake the LORD, that forget of Baal, and brake it down; his inhabitants thereof, eren all the my holy mountain, that prepare altars and his images brake they words of the book which the king a table for that troop, and that in pieces thoroughly, and slew of Judah hath read: Because they furnish the drink -offering unto Mattan the priest of Baal before have forsaken me, and have burnt that number. Therefory will I number you to the sword, and ye ed officers over the house of the might provoke me to anger with

the altars: and the priest appoint- incense unto other gods, that they shall all bow down to the slaughLORD.

all the works of their hands; ter: because when I called, ye did not auswer; when I spake, ye did 2 Chron. xxill, 17. Then all the therefore my wrath shall be kinnot liear; 'but did evil' before people went to the house of Baal, dled against this place, and shall mine eyes, and did choose that and brake it down, and brake his not be quenched. wherein I delighted not.

altars, and his images in pieces, 2 Chron. vil, 19-22. But if yo

and slew Mattan the priest of turn away, and forsake my staINSTANCES. Baal before the altars.

tutes and my commandments,

which I have set before you, and E.cod. xxxii, 26-28. Then Moges

2.-OTHER FORMS OF shall go and serve other gods, and stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side?

PUNISHMENT.

Worship them; Then will I pluck

them up by the roots out of my let him come unto me. And all

SPIRITUAL.

land which I have given them; the song of Levi gathered them- Lev. xxvi, 30. And I will destroy and this house, which I have sancselves together unto him. And your high places, and cut down tified for my name, will I cast out he said unto them, Thus saith your images, and cast your car- of my sight; and will make it to be the LORD God of Israel, Put every cases upon the carcases of your a proverb and a by-word among man his sword by his side, and go idols, and my soul shall abhor you. all nations. And this house, which in and out from gate to gate

Deut. xxvii, 14, 15. And the is high, shall be an astonishment throughout the camp, and slay Levites shall 'speak, and say unto to every one that passeth by it; every man his brother, and every all the men of Israel with a loud so that he shall say, Why hath man his companion, and every voice, man his neighbour. And the maketh any graven or molten and unto this house? And it stiali

Cursed be the man that the LORD done thus unto this land, children of Levi did according image, an abomination unto the be answered, Because they forto the word of Moses: and there LORD, the work of the hands of the sook the LORD God of their fell of the people that day about craftsmen, and putteth

it in a fathers, which brought them forth three thousand men. Num. xxv, 4,5. And the LORD shall answer and say, Amen. secret place. And all the people out of the land of Egypt, and laid

bold on other gods, and worshipsaid unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang

Deut. xxxi, 17, 18. Then my fore hath he brought this evil

ped them, and served them; therethem up before the LORD against them in that day, and I will anger shall be kindled against

upon them. the sun, that the fierce anger of forsake them, and I will hide my

Ps. cvi, 36. And they served the Lord may be turned away face from them, and they shall be their idols; which were a snare from Israel. And Moses said unto devoured, and many evils and unto them. the judges of Israel, Slay ye every troubles shall befall them; so that one his meu that were joined unto they will

say in that day, Are not turned back, they shall be greatly

Isa, xlii, 17. They shall be Baal-peor.

these evils come upon us, because ashamed, that trust in graven 1 Kings xvill, 40. And Elijah our God is not among us? And I images, that say to the molten said unto them, Take the pro- will surely hide my face in that images, Ye are our gods. phets of Baal; let not one of them day, for all the evils which they escape. And they took them; shall have wrought, in that they judgments against them touching

Jer. 1, 16. And I will utter my and Elijah brought them down to are turned unto other gods. all their wickedness, who have the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

Deut. xxxii, 16. They provoked forsaken me, and have burnt in2 Kings x, 23-25. And Jehu

him to jealousy with strange gods, cense unto other gods, and wurwent, and Jehonadab the son of with abominations provoked they shipped the works of their own him to anger.

hands. Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of

Judges ii, 11, 12. And the chil. Jer. viil, 19. Behold the voico Baal, Search, and look that there dren of Israel did evil in the sight of the cry of the daughter of my be here with you none of the of the LORD, and served Baalim: people because of them that dweil Bervants of the Lord, but the And they forsook the Lord God in a far country. Is not the LORD worshippers of Baal only. And of their fathers, which brought in Zion? is not her King in her? when they went in to offer sacri- them out of the land of Egypt, Why have they provoked me to fices, and burnt-offerings, Jehu and followed other

gods, of the anger with their graven images, appointed fourscore men withont, gods of the people that were and with strange vanities? and said, If any of the men whom round about them, and bowed

Jer. xi, 17. For the LORD of I have brought into your hands themselves unto them, and pru- hosts, that planted thee, hath proescape, he that lelteth him go, his voked the Lord to anger.

nounced evil against thee, for the life shall be for the life of him. 1 Sam. vil, 3. And Samuel evil of the house of Israel, and of And it came to pass, as soon as he spake unto all the house of Israel, the house of Judah, which they had made an end of offering the saying, If ye do return unto the have done ugainst themselves to burnt offering, that Jehu said to LORD with all your hearts, then provoke me to anger, lo offering the guard, and to the captains,' put away the strange gods and I incense unto Baal.

Jer. xill, 10. This evil people sight of the LORD thy God, to pro- as the Lord had said, and as the which refuse to hear my words, voke him to anger, I call heaven LORD had sworn unto them; and which walk in the imagination of and earth to witness against you they were greatly distressed. I their heart, and walk after other this day, that ye shall soon utterly also will not henceforth drive out gods, to serve them, and to worship perish from off the land where- any from before them of the them, shall even be as this girdle, unto ye go over Jordan to possess nations which Joshua left when which is good for nothing.

it; ye shall not prolong your days he died; That through them I may Jer. xvi, 19-21. O LORD, my upon it, but shall utterly be de- prove Ísrael, whether they will strength, and my fortress, and my stroyed.

keep the way of the LORD, to walk refuge in the day of affliction, the

Deut. vi, 14, 15. Ye shall not go

therein, as their fathers did keep Gentiles shall come unto the after other gods, of the gods of

it, or not. from the ends of the earth, and the people which are round about Judges lif, 7, 8. And the chilshall say, Surely our fathers have you; (For the LORD thy God is a dren of Israel did evil in the sight inherited lies, vanity, and things jealous God among you;) lest tho of the LORD, and forgat the LORD wherein there is no profit. Shall anger of the LORD thy God be their God, and served Baalim and a man make gods unto himself, kindled against thee, and destroy the groves: Therefore the anger and they are no gods? Therefore, thee from off the face of the of the LORD was hot against behold, I will this once cause them earth.

Israel, and he sold them into the to know, I will cause them to

hand of Chushan-rishathaim king know mine hand and my might; Deut. viii, 19, 20. And it shall of Mesopotamia: and the children and they shall know that my be, if thou do at all forget the of Israel served Chushan-rishathname is The Lord.

LORD thy God, and walk after aim eight years. Ezek. xlv, 4-6. Therefore speak other gods, and serve them, and

1 Kings xi, 9-11. And the LORD unto them,and say unto them, Thus worship them, I testify against saith the Lord God, Every man you t'ils day, that ye shall surely was angry with Solomon, because of the house of Israel that setteth perish. As the nations which tho his heart was turned from the up his idols in his heart, and put- Lord destroyed before your face, LORD God of Israel, which had teth the stumblingblock of bis 80 shall ye perish; because ye appeared unto him twice, And iniquity before his face, and com- would not be obedient unto the had commanded him concerning

this thing, that he should not go eth to the prophet, I the LORD will voice of the LORD your God.

after other gods: but he kept not answer him that cometh accord- Deut. xxix, 24 - 28. Even all that which the LORD commanded. ing to the multitude of his idols; nations shall say, Wherefore hath Wherefore the Lord said unto That I may take the house of the Lord done thus unto this Solomon, Forasmuch as this is Israel in their own heart, because land? what meaneth the heat of done of thee, and thou hast not they are all estranged from me this great anger? Then men shall kept my covenant

and

my through their idols. Therefore say, Because they have forsaken statutes, which I have commanded say unto the house of Israel, Thus the covenant of the LORD God of thee, I will surely rend the kingsaith the Lord God, Repent, and their fathers, which he made with dom from thee, and will give it io turn yourselves from your idols; them when he brought them thy servant. and turn away your faces from forth out of the land of Egypt: all your abominations.

For they went and served other 1 Kings xviil, 17, 18. And it Ezek. xx, 7. Then said I unto gods, and worshipped them, gods came to pass, when Ahab saw them, Cast ye away every man whom they knew not, and whom Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, the abominations of his eyes, and he had not given unto them. And Art thou he that troubleth Israel defile not yourselves with the the anger of the LORD was kindled! And he answered, I have not idols of Egypt: I am the Lord against this land, to bring upon it troubled Israel; but thou, and thy

all the curses that are written in father's house, in that ye have Ezek. xxiil, 30, 49. I will do these this book. And the Lord rooted forsaken the commandments of things unto thee, because thou them out of their land in anger, the LORD, and thou hast followed hast gone a whoring after the and in wrath, and in great indig' Baalim. heathen, and because thou art nation, and cast them into another

1 Chron. V, 25, 26. And they polluted with their idols. And land, as it is this day.

transgressed' against the God of they shall recompense your lewd- Josh. xxiii, 16. When ye have their fathers, and went a whoring ness upon you, and ye shall bear transgressed the covenant of the after the gods of the people of the the sins of your idols: and ye shall LORD your God, which he com- land, whom God destroyed before know that I am the Lord GOD.

manded you, and have gone and them. And the God of Israel Hosea xiii, 1. When Ephraim served other gods, and bowed stirred up the spirit of Pul king spake trembling, he exalted him- yourselves to them; then shall the of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilself in Israel; but when he offend- anger of the Lord be kindled gath-pilneser king of Assyria, and ed in Baal, he died.

against you, and ye shall perish he carried them away, (even the

quickly from off the good land Reubenites, and the Gadites, and NATIONAL DISASTER. which he hath given unto you.

the half tribe of Manasseh,) and

brought them'unto Halah, and Deut. iv, 23, 25. 26. Take heed unto Judges ii, 13-15, 21, 22. And Habor, and Ilara, and to the yourselves, lest ye forget the cove- they forsook the LORD, and river Gozan, unto this day. nant of the LORD your God, which served Baal and Ashtaroth. And he made with you, and make you the anger

2 Chron. xxxiv, 22-25. And Hil

of the LORD was klah, and they that the king had a graven image, or the likeness of hot against Israel, and he de appointed, went to Huldah the any thing, which the LORD thy God livered them into the hands of prophetess, the wite of Shallum hath forbidden thee. When thou spoilers that spoiled them, and he the son of Tikvath, the son of shalt beget children, and chil- sold them into the hands of their | Ilasrah. dren's children, and ye shall have enemies round about, so that they spake to her to that effect. And

And they remained long in the land, and could not any longer stand before she answered them, Thus saith the shall corrupt yourselves, and make their enemies. Whithersoever LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the a graven image, or the likeness of they went out, the hand of the man that sent you to me, Thus any thing, and shall do evil in the LORD was against them for evil, saith the LORD, Behold, 'I will

your God.

bring evil upon this place, and cause they

worshipped onto Jacob all the strange gods upon the inhabitants thereof, even other gods, and served them. which were in their hand, and all all the curses that are written in

Jer. xxxii, 29. And the Chal- their ear-rings which rcere in their the book which they have read deans, that fight against this

city, ears; and Jacob bid them under before the king of Judah: Because shall come and set fire on this the oak which was by Shechem. they have forsaken me, and have city, and burn it with the houses burned incense unto other gods, upon whose roofs they have of- to pass the same night, that the

Judges vi, 25-32. And it came that they might provoke me to fered incense unto Baal, and LORD said unto him, Take thy anger with all the works of their poured out drink-offerings unto father's young bullock, even tho hands; therefore my wrath shall other gods, to provokə me to second bullock of seven years be poured out upon this place, anger. and shall not be quenched.

old, and throw down the altar

Jer. xliv, 2, 3, 6-8, 20-23. Thus of Baal that thy father hath, and Jer. v, 19. And it shall come to saith the LORD of hosts, the God of cut down the grove that is by it: pass, when yo shall

say, Where- Israel, Ye have seen all the evil and build an altar unto the LORD fore 'doeth the LORD our God all that I have brought upon Jeru- thy God upon the top of this rock, these things unto us? then shalt salem, and upon all the cities of in the ordered place, and take the thou answer them, Like as ye have Judah; and, behold, this day they second bullock, and offer a burutforsaken me, and served strange are a desolation, and no mau sacrifice with the wood of the gods in your land, so shall ye dwelleth therein; Because of their grove which thou shalt cut down. serve strangers in a land that is wickedness which they have com- Then Gideon took ten men of his not yours.

mitted, to provoke me to anger, servants, and did as the Lord had

in that they went to burn incense, said unto him: and so it was, beJer. 1x, 12-14. Who is the wise and to serve other gods, whom cause he feared his father's houseman, that may understand this? they knew not, neither they, ye, hold, and the men of the city, that and who is he to whom the month nor your fathers. Wherefore my he could not do it by day, that he of the Lord hath spoken, that be fury and mine anger was poured did it by night. And when the may declare it, for what the land forth, and was kindled in the cities men of the city arose early in the perisheth and is burnt up like a of Judah, and in the streets of morning, behold, the altar of Baal willderness, that none passeth Jerusalem; and they are wasted was cast down, and the grove was through? And the LORD saith, Be- and desolate, as at this day. cut down that was by it, and the cause they have forsaken my law Therefore now thus saith the second bullock was offered upon wbich I set before them, and have LORD, the God of hosts, the God the altar that was built. And not obeyed my voice, neither of Israel, Wherefore commit ye they said one to another, Who walked therein; But have walked this great evil against your hath done this thing? And when after the imagination of their own souls, to cut off from you man and they enquired and asked, they heart, and after Baalim, which woman, child and suckling, out of said, Gideon the son of Joash hath their fathers taught them.

Judah, to leave you none to re- done this thing. Then the men of Jer. xvi, 10, 11. And It shall main; In that ye provoke me the city said unto Joash, Bring come to pass, when thou shalt unto wrath with the works of your out thy son, that he may die; boshow this people all these words, hands, burning incense unto other cause he hath cast down the altar and they shall say unto thee, gods in the land of Egypt, whither of Baal, and because he hath cut Wherefore hath the LORD pro- ye be gone to dwell, that ye down the grove that was by it. nounced all this great evil against might cut yourselves off, and And Joash said unto all that us? or what is our iniquity? or that ye might be a curse and stood against him, Will ye plead what is our sin that we have com

a reproach among all the nations for Baal? will ye save him he that mitted against the Lord our God? of the earth? Then Jeremiah will plead for him, let him be put Then shalt thou say unto them, said unto all the people, to the to death whilst it is yet morning: Because your fathers have for- men, and to the women, and to if he be a god, let him plead for saken me, saith the Lord, and have all the people which had given himself, because one hath cast walked after other gods, and have him that answer, saying, The in- down bis altar. Therefore on that served them, and have worshipped cense that ye burnt in the cities of day he called him Jerubbaal, saythem, and have forsaken me, and Judah, and in the streets of Jeru- ing, Let Baal plead against him, have not kept my law,

salem, ye, and your fathers, your because he bath thrown down his

kings, and your princes, and the altar. Jer. xvill, 16. To make the land people of the land, did not the

1 Sam. vii, 4. Then the children desolate, and a perpetual hissing: LORD remember them, and came

of Israel did put away Baalim and every one that passeth thereby it not into his mind? So that the shall be astonished, and wag his LORD could no longer bear, be- Ashtaroth, and served the LORD bead. cause of the evil of your doings,

only. Jer. xlx, 3. 4. Behold, I will and because of the abominations 2 Sam. V, 21. And there they bring evil upon this place, the which ye have committed: there- left their images, and David and which whosoever heareth, his ears

fore is your land a desolation, and his men burned them. shall tingle. Because they have an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.

2 Kings x, 26-28. And they forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burnt incense Because yo have burnt incense, brought forth the images out of in it unto other gods,whom neither and because ye have sinned the house of Baal, and burned

them. And they brake down the they nor their fathers have known against the LORD, and have not nor the kings of Judah, and have obeyed the voice of the Lord, nor image of Baal, and brake down illed this place with the blood of walked in his law, wor in his sta draught-house unto this day. Thus innocents. Jer. xxil, 8, 9. And many nafore this evil is happened unto Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.

1 Chron. xiv, 12. And when they tions shall pass by this city, and you, as at this day. they sball say every man to his

had left their gods there, David

IDOLATRY PUNISHED AND gave a commandment, and they neighbour, Wherefore bath the LORD done thus upto this great

EXTIRPATED BY MAN. were burnt with fire. uy. Then they stall answor, Be. Gen. XXXV, 4. And they gave 2 Chron. XV, 8. And when Asa heard these words, and the pro- therefore they have destroyed | Beth-shemesh, that is in the land phecy of Oded the prophet, he them,

of Egypt; and the houses of the took courage, and put away the

Jer. vill, 1, 2. At that time, saith gods of the Egyptians shall be abominable idols out of all the

burn with fire. land of Judah and Benjamin, and

the LORD, they shall bring out the

bo of the kings of Judah, and Jer. xlvi. 25. The LORD of hosts, out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim,

the bones of his princes, and the the God of Israel, saith, Bebold, I

bones of the priests, and the bones will punish the multitude of No, 2 Chron. xv, 16. And also con

of the prophets, and the bones of and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with cerning Maachah, the mother of the inbabitants of Jerusalem, out their gods, and their kings; even Asa the king, he removed her from of their graves: And they shall Pharaoh, and all them that trust being queen, because she had made spread them before the sun, and in him. an idol in a grove: and Asa cut the moon, and all the host of down her idol, and stamped it, and

Jer. xlvill, 13. And Moab shall heaven, whom they have loved, burnt it at the brook Kidrop.

and whom they have served, and be ashamed of Chemosh, as the 2 Chron. xxxi, 1. Now, when all after whom they have walked, house of Israel was ashamed of

Beth-el their confidence. this was finished, all Israel that and whom they have sought, and were present went out to the cities whom they have worshipped: they Jer. 1, 2. Declare ye among the of Judah, and brake the images shall not be gathered, nor be nations, and publish, and set up in pieces, and cut down the buried; they shall be for dung a standard; publish, and conceal groves, and threw down the high upon the face of the earth. not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel places and the altars out of all

is confounded, Merodach is broken Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had DIVINE WARNINGS AGAINST in pieces; her idols are confounded,

her images are broken in pieces. utterly destroyed them all.

FALSE GODS. 2 Chron. xxxvi, 15. And he took

Jer. II, 44, 47, 52. And I will

Exod. xii, 12. For I will pass away the strange gods, and the through the land of Egypt this

punish Bel in Babylon. idol out of the house of the Lord, night, and will smite all the first that I will do judgment upon the

Therefore, behold, the days come, and all the altars that he had built born in the land of Egypt, both in the mount of the house of the Lord, and in Jerusalem, and cast gods of Egypt I will execute judgman and beast; and against all the graven images of Babylon; and

her whole land shall be.confoundthem out of the city.

ed, and all her slain shall fall in ment: I am the LORD.

the midst of her. Wherefore, 2 Chron. xxxiv, 3, 4, 6, 7, 33. For in

Exod. xxill, 13. And in all things behold, the days come, saith the the eighth year of his reign, while that I have said

unto you be cir- LORD, that I will do judgment he was yet young, he began to seek cumspect: and make no mention upon her graven images; and after the God of David his father of the name of other gods, neither

through all her land the wounded and in the twelfth year he began let it be heard out of thy mouth.

shall groan. to purge Judah and Jerusalem

Num. xxxiii, 4. (For the Egyp- Ezek. vi, 4-6. And your altars from the high places, and the tians buried all their first-born, shall be desolate, and your images groves, and the carved images, which the LORD had smitten shall be broken; and I will cast and the molten images. And

among them: upon their gods down your slain men before your they brake down the altars of

also the LORD executed judg- idols. And I will lay the dead Baalim in his presence; and the ments.)

carcases of the children of Israel images that were on high above them he cut down; and the

Isa. il, 18. And the idols he shall before their idols; and I will scatgroves, and the carved images,

ter your bones round about your utterly abolish. ...

altars. In all your dwellingand the molten images, he brake Isa. xix, 1. The burden of Egypt. places the cities shall be laid in pieces, and made dust of them, Behold, the LORD rideth upon a waste, and the high places shall and strowed it upon the graves swift cloud, and shall come into be desolate; that your altars may of them that had sacrificed unto Egypt; and the idols of Egypt be laid waste and made desolate, them. And so did he in the cities shall be moved at his presence, and your idols may be broken and of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and and the heart of Egypt shall melt cease, and your images may be Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with in the midst of it.

cut down, and your works may be their mattocks, round about. And

Isa, xxvi, 14. They are dead, when he had broken down the

abolished. altars and the groves, and had they shall not live; they are Ezek, xxx, 13. Thus saith the beaten the graven images into deceased, they shall not rise: Lord Gon; I will also destroy the powder, and cut down all the therefore bast thou visited and idols, and I will cause their images idols throughout all the land of destroyed them, and made all to cease out of Noph. Israel he returned to Jerusalem. their memory to perish,

Hosca ii, 17. For I will take Aud Josiah took away all the Isa. xxxi, 7. For in that day away the names of Baalim out of abominations out of all the coun- every man shall cast away his her mouth, and they shall no more tries that pertained to the children idols of silver, and his idols of be remembered by their name. of Israel, and made all that were gold, which your own hands have present in Israel to serve, even to made unto you for a sin.

Hosea x, 2. Their heart is serve the LORD their God. And

divided; now shall they be found all his days they departed not unto them, the gods that have their altars, he shall spoil their

Jer. x, 11. Thus shall ye say faulty: he shall break down from following the Lord, the God not made 'the heavens and the images. of their fathers. earth, even they shall perish from

Micah 1,7. And all the graven Isa. xxxvii, 18, 19. of a truth, the earth, and from under these images thereof shall be beaten to LORD, the kings of Assyria have heavens.

pieces, and all hires thereof laid waste all the nations, and Jer. xliii, 12, 13. And I will kindle shall be burnt with the fire, and their countries. And have cast a fire in the houses of the gods of all the idols thereof will I lay detheir gods into the fire; for they Egypt; and he shall burn them, solate: for she gathered it of the were no gods, but the work of and carry them away captives.... hire of an harlot, and they shall men's bands, moud and stone: He shall break also the images of return to the hire of an harlot.

... will

Micah v, 13. Thy graven images the ephod, and the teraphim, and they speak not; eyes have they, also will I cut off, and thy stand the molten image: and the priest but they see not; They have ing images out of the midst of stood in the entering of the gate ears, but they hear not; noses have thee; and thou shalt no more wor- with the six hundred men that they, but they smell not; They ship the work of thine hands. were appointed with weapens of have hands, but they handle not;

feet have they, but they walk not; Nah. 1, 14. And the LORD hath war. given a commandment concerning 1 Kings xvill, 21, 29. And Elijah neither speak they through their thee, that no more of thy name be came unto all the people, and throat. They that make them sown: out of the house of thy gods said, How long halt ye between are like unto them; so is every will I cut off the graven image, two opinions? if the LORD be God, one that trusteth in them. and the molten image: I will follow him: but if Baal, then fol- Ps. cxxxv, 15-18. The idols of make thy grave; for thou art low him. And the people an- the heathen are silver and gold, vile.

swered him not a word. And it the work of men's hands. They Zeph. II, 11. The LORD

came to pass, when mid-day was have mouths, but they speak not; famish all the gods of the earth.

past, and they prophesied until | eyes have they, but they see not;

the time of the offering of the They have ears but they hear not; Zech. xiii, 2. And it shall come evening sacrifice, that there was neither is there any breath in their LORD of hosts, that I will cut off neither voice, nor any to answer, mouths; They that make them nor any that regarded.

are like unto them; 80 is every the names of the idols out of the

one that trusteth in them. land, and they shall no more be 2 Kings xvill, 33-35. Hath any remembered; and also I will cau

of the gods of the nations delivered Isa. x, 10, 11. As my hand hath the prophets and the unclean at all his land out of the hand of found the kingdoms of the idols, spirits to pass out of the land, the king of Assyria? Where are and whose graven images did

the gods of Ilamath, and of Arpad? excel them of Jerusalem and of VI.

where are the gods of Sephar. Samaria; Shall I not, as I have

vaim, Hena, and Ivab? have they done unto Samaria and her idols, INCONSISTENCY AND delivered Samaria out of mine so do to Jerusalem and her idols. ABSURDITY OF

hand? Who are they among all Isa. xxxvi, 19. Where are the

the gods of the countries, that gods of Hamath and Arpbad ? IDOLATRY.

have delivered their conntry out where are the gods of Sepharvaim? 1.-IDOLS MADE BY MAN

of mine hand, that the LORD
should deliver Jerusalem out of out of my hand ?

and have they delivered Samaria HIMSELF, AND THEREFORE mine hand? PASSIVE AND USELESS.

Isa. xli, 23, 24, 29. Shew tho 2 Kings xix, 12, 13, 17, 18. Have things that are to come hereafter, Gen. xxxi, 32. With whomso- the gods of the nations delivered that we may know that ye are ever thou findest thy gods, let them which my fathers have de- gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that him not live: before our brethren stroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and we may be dismayed, and behold discern thou what is thine with Rezeph, and the children of Eden it together, Behold, ye are of me, and take it to thee. For which were in Thelasar? Where nothing, and your work of nought: Jacob knew not that Rachel had is the king of Hamath, and the an abomination is he that choosstolen them.

king of Arpad, and the king of eth you. Behold, they are all Exod. xxxii, 20. And he took the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, vanity; their works are nothing: the calf which they had made, and and Ivah? Of a truth, Lord, the their molten images are wind and burnt it in the fire, and ground it kings of Assyria have destroyed confusion. to powder, and strawed it upon the nations and their lands; And Isa. xliv, 9-11, 15-20. They that the water, and made the children have cast their gods into the fire: make a graven' image are all of of Israel drink of it.

for they were no gods, but the them vanity; and their delectable Deut. 1x, 20, 21. And the LORD stone; therefore they have de- are their own witnesses: they see

work of men's hands, wood and things, shall not profit; and they was very angry with Aaron to stroyed them. have destroyed him: and I prayed

not, nor know; that they may be for Aaron also the same time.

2 Chron. XXV, 14, 15. Now it ashamed. Who hath formed a And I took your sin, the calf came to pass, after that Amaziah god, or molten a graven image, which ye had made, and burnt it

was come from the slaughter of that is profitable for nothing? Bea with fire, and stamped it, and the Edomites, that he brought the bold, all his fellows shall be ground it very small, even until if gods of the children of Seir, and ashamed; and the workmen, they was as small as dust; and I cast bowed down himself before them, gathered together, let them stand

set them up to be his gods, and are of men: let them all bo the dust thereof into the brook and burned incense unto them. up; yet they shall fear, and they that descended out of the mount.

Wherefore the anger of the LORD shall be ashamed together. Then Deut. xxxi, 37, 38. And he shall was kindled against Amazial and shall it be for a man to burn: for say, Where are their gods, their he sent unto him a prophet, which he will take thereof, and warm rock in whom they trusted; said unto him, why hast thou himself; yea, he kindleth it, and Which did eat the fat of their sought after the gods of the peo- baketh bread; yea, he maketh a sacrifices, and drank the wine of ple, which could not deliver their god, and worshippeth it: he maktheir drink-offerings? let them rise own people out of thine hand? eth it a graven image, and falleth up and help you, and be your protection.

2 Chron. xxxil, 13. Know ye not thereof in the fire; with part

down thereto. He burneth part what I and my fathers have done thereof he eateth flesh; he roastJudges x, 14. Go and cry unto unto all the people of other lands? eth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he the gods which ye liave chosen; were the gods of the nations warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, let them deliver you in the time of those lands any ways able to I am warm, I have seen the fire: of your tribulation.

deliver their lands out of mine And the residue thereof he makJudges xviii, 17. And the five hand. men that went to spy out the

eth a god, even his graven image: land went up, and came in thither, silver and gold, the work of men's shippeth it, and prayeth unto it,

PS. CXV, 4-8. Their idols are he falleth down uuto it, and worand took live graven image, and hands. They have mouths, but and saith, Deliver me, for thou art

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